7 de enero de 2015

Feedback in Online Education: A Strategy for Knowledge Building

Feedback in Online Education: A Strategy for Knowledge Building

Marta Araceli Alvarado García


Within the field of education there have been a number of different stages to describe its evolution over time. For each of these stages, it has been necessary to implement different strategies, models, and methodologies. These have helped to meet the needs of specific requirements within various educational contexts that occur today. Only recently, in the last few years, however, has it been possible to integrate the online modality within the changing landscape of traditional education. This online system is generally supported by new technologies- and is basically characterized by breaking time and space barriers during academic training processes. This innovative way of teaching and learning leads to a deeper reflection on the evaluation process. We are faced with questions like: Is a new form of evaluation required? Is feedback important in the evaluation process? How should the concept of "feedback" be defined? Would effective, efficient, adequate, and systematic feedback generate knowledge online? In this article, we examine the process of feedback as a catalyst for knowledge creation.


knowledge creation, feedback, online education

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/ried.17.2.12678